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Queen Victoria's Palace

Festival day

Illustration of Queen Victoria
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Map & directions

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15 minute walk from the station.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Palace is a 20 minute walk from the station. Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus number 35 stops near the Palace.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. Cycle hire stations are available nearby on both Holyrood Road and Abbeyhill, within a 5 minute walk of the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery. Visit Edinburgh Cycle Hire for details.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Sunday, 20 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 - 15:00
  • Included in Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass

On 20 June 1837, the 18 year old Victoria became Queen. To mark this anniversary join us for a day of family activities exploring Queen Victoria's time at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. 

Victoria's visits
See replica robes made for Queen Victoria’s coronation- find out about her journal and what she wrote about her visits to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh.


Changing Rooms at Holyrood
Pick up a trail and ‘spot the difference’ between Queen Victoria’s Holyrood and the modern Palace today, looking at watercolours of several rooms by Scottish artist George Greig.


Postcards from the Palace
During the Victorian period some of the rooms in the Palace were open for tourists to visit. Learn about how you have followed in their footsteps and create a postcard to take home to remember your visit. 


These activities will be delivered as drop-in events to one household at a time. Please see our FAQs for more details on our Covid-secure procedures in place.

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